Lansing

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Lansing’s population has grown for a fourth straight year. According to a release from Mayor Virg Bernero’s office, Lansing’s population went up by 1,111 in the year leading up to last July, to 116,020.

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A state panel recommended salary hikes Friday for Michigan's governor and other statewide officials, urging legislators to restore the pay and expense allowances they sliced by 10 percent seven years ago.

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The city of Lansing continues to struggle under mounting debt obligations to its retirees.  Now, an outside review is shedding light on the numbers.


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UPDATE: With powerful winds knocking down trees and power lines on Wednesday, Michigan utilities are working to restore service. A month ago, Kevin Lavery reported on tree trimming efforts aimed at reducing the impact of storms.


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The Hall of Fame will host its next induction ceremony in a brand new location. In April, the organization will move out of the historic Cooley-Haze House in Lansing and into a space in the Meridian Mall in Okemos.

 


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A new service is starting Tuesday to help the homeless in mid-Michigan.  The Volunteers of America is opening a dental clinic at its downtown Lansing shelter.


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For city-dwellers, farming might not appear to be a viable career option. A program in Lansing works to encourage urban farming through the Lansing Urban Farm Project apprenticeship program.


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Only 6 states in the U.S. do not have a Poet Laureate, and Michigan is one of them.
After attempting to make that happen a few years ago, a group of mid-Michigan organizations have shifted to a smaller scale.


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Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency has become one of the most polarizing events in modern American history.  While some will celebrate his inauguration Friday, others will protest the social climate for which they believe Trump is largely responsible. 

 

As thousands march in Washington on Saturday, Lansing will see a similar demonstration at the State Capitol.  WKAR's Kevin Lavery reports on the "March on Lansing."

 

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An icon of local TV news in mid-Michigan is leaving the anchor desk and setting sail for retirement.  Jane Aldrich began her post at Lansing CBS affiliate WLNS 31 years ago, on October 14, 1985.


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This week, the Lansing Board of Water and Light will replace the last of Lansing’s lead water service lines. We talk with the Board’s general manager, Dick Peffley, about the multi-year, multi-million dollar project.


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The Festival of Trees at the historic Turner-Dodge House encourages businesses and individuals to craft Christmas trees that reveal something about their inventors. Current State’s Kevin Lavery tours the 1858 mansion.


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Michigan has long been a home to refugees from around the world.

In this week’s “Neighbors in Action,” we talk to an organization that helps refugees that land in the Lansing area adjust to life in America.

Executive director Erika Brown Binion explains the work of the Refugee Development Center.

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The 32nd annual Silver Bells In The City kicks off today in downtown Lansing and we could see a lot of people there if the nice weather holds out. We talk about it with Downtown Lansing Inc. executive director Mindy Biladeau.


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Sun., Oct. 2 1-3pm at Capital Area District Library Downtown Lansing | Meet Curious George and Sid the Science Kid!

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